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A quiet revolution : the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America

Author: Leila Ahmed
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, cop. 2011.
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In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in headscarves and veals. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. Why did this change take root so swiftly, and what does this mean for women, Islam, and the West? When she began her study, Ahmed assumed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Ahmed
ISBN: 9780300170955 0300170955 9780300181432 0300181434
OCLC Number: 754173049
Description: viii, 352 p. ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Leila Ahmed.

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In Cairo in the 1940s, the author was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. However, the majority of Muslim women  Read more...

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"A discerning account of feminists, veiled and unveiled, and their creation of what[Ahmed] sees as a new space within American Islam." Christine Stansell, <i>New Republic Read more...

 
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